Baby shower gift guide
Your essential baby shower gift guide
By Practical Parenting
June 03 2016
As tempting as it is to buy those adorable size three designer sneakers, you really need your gift to practical - but still thoughtful. Here are our top baby shower gifts ideas for new parents-to-be.
What’s a baby shower without cake? And this is one that mum can enjoy for weeks. Layered with nappies, lotions, towels, and stuffed toys. It has the newborn essentials and it looks cute on display too.
Every new mum wants to remember their baby’s first milestones. Baby books, photo frames, keepsake boxes and bespoke baby bracelets will help make memories last forever.
It will be a while before bub actively plays with toys - but soft, tactile toys will engage his little brain. Try to find toys with clips so they can be attached to the pram or car seat.
A gift basket for mum
Why should it be all about bub? Pamper mum with a basket full of relaxing treats, like herbal teas, chocolates, scented lotions, and bath salts. It could be her last chance to relax for a while!
If mum is going down the cloth nappy path, give a gift certificate for a nappy delivery service. Outsourcing the washing, drying and folding of nappies for a few weeks will be a lifesaver!
Make baby’s first onesies even more special by getting them custom made with Dad’s favourite sport team, Mum’s former university or his parent’s occupations.
Bottles and bibs
The washing is going to pile up, so help new mums create a stockpile with bottles, bibs, burp cloths, bottle brushes and if you want to spend a bit more - a steriliser.
Shield their little bodies from the elements with muslin wraps, mittens, socks, booties and hats. These teeny tiny items will have everyone oohing and ahhing.
Bath time is such an essential part of a newborn’s development. Stock the bathroom up with fragrance-free body wash, baby shampoo, bath toys/books and face washers.
A nappy bag, a nappy stacker, even a nappy bin. They go through up to 6-10 nappies a day, so help new parents by keeping them organised, handy and… hygienic.